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Social evolution in ants

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Social evolution in ants
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Social evolution in ants
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eng
Summary
One of the substantial contributions of Social Evolution in Ants is its clear explanation of kin selection theory and sex ratio theory and their applications to social evolution in insects. Working to dispel lingering skepticism about the validity of kin selection and, more broadly, of"selfish gene" theory. Bourke and Franks show how these ideas underpin the evolution of both cooperation and conflict within ant societies. In addition, using simple algebra, they provide detailed explanations of key mathematical models. Finally, the authors discuss two relatively little-known topics in ant social biology: life history strategy and mating systems. This comprehensive, up-to-date, and well-referenced work will appeal to all researchers in social insect biology and to scholars and students in the fields of entomology, behavioral ecology, and evolution
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UkLiU
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1961-
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Bourke, Andrew F. G.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Franks, Nigel R
Series statement
Monographs in behavior and ecology
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  • Ants
  • Social evolution in animals
  • Kin selection (Evolution)
  • Sex ratio
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Social evolution in ants
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-509) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kin selection -- Levels-of-selection theory, gene selectionism, and insect societies -- Kin selection, haplodiploidy, and the evolution of eusociality in ants -- Sex ratio theory for the social hymenoptera -- Tests of sex ration theory in ants -- Kin conflict over sex allocation -- Kin conflict over reproduction -- Evolution and ecology of multiple-queen societies -- Life history theory in ants -- The diversity of life histories in ants -- Mating biology -- The division of labor
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 529 pages
Isbn
9780691044279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Social evolution in ants
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-509) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kin selection -- Levels-of-selection theory, gene selectionism, and insect societies -- Kin selection, haplodiploidy, and the evolution of eusociality in ants -- Sex ratio theory for the social hymenoptera -- Tests of sex ration theory in ants -- Kin conflict over sex allocation -- Kin conflict over reproduction -- Evolution and ecology of multiple-queen societies -- Life history theory in ants -- The diversity of life histories in ants -- Mating biology -- The division of labor
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 529 pages
Isbn
9780691044279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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